Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Happy Sunday! The kingdom of God is likened to a mustard seed in today's Gospel. Often time the little things are dismissed. More items of notarity gain the attention and imagination. God, however, points us to his reign which surpasses this world. A small seed gives growth to a tree of nations. The small fiat of Mary changed the world. Christ from an unimportant birth in a cave in Bethlehem opened us to everlasting hope! When the world jeered at the crucified messiah, God was calling his son from the empty tomb. Shhh. Be still in the name of Jesus and trust in his will! All is not lost. In the dirt new life is germinating with the grace that comes from God. Never lose hope. The Christ light burns eternally. He is coming for us and has washed us in the waters of Baptism. Behold, the shoot burst forth with new life! Wishing you a Sunday of consolation for God our father created you to bring his message of mercy, love and forgiveness of sins. In the US Father's Day is acknowledged. May every man come to understand the gift of care of creation! If you are scrolling and just arrived to reclaimsunday.net, Welcome! We have been waiting for you! Praying for you! Will you join us in reclaiming Sunday which keeps our eyes on Jesus! Peace!

Happy Sunday!

There were a couple of newsworthy people in the headlines this week following the tragedy of their lives ending by suicide.  Any such loss is terrible and education is needed to unlock the stigma of asking/receiving help for depression or related illness.  It was not until the Sunday homily that the priest commented on it... surely the loss of life happened because the man and the woman did not Actually KNOW a Christian!!  This is eye opening given prayer.  How has our life been so altered by the truth of the risen Jesus Christ that it not only saved us but gave new life to those we met??

Have we delayed in Living the message of the truth--I was lost and am found!  Let your friends know they can call anytime.  Smile more.  Sing more! Thank God for the gift of life.  Pray for souls and families impacted by suicide.  

Keep the faith!

Peace!

Happy Sunday!

The true presence is alive in every consecrated host in the Catholic mass. It is not a symbol only.  Receiving a portion of the sacred body or blood is to receive him in full.  There are Eucharistic miracles that challenge every person, believer and non-believers alike.  One such miracle occurred in Lisbon, Portugal near the church of Santarem at St. Stephen's church in the early 1200's.  A wife whose marriage was strained removed a consecrated host from the church to bring to a woman said to have practiced non Christian ways of reading into the future for the price of securing a consecrated host. The wife wanted her husband faithful and the integrity of the marriage restored.  She agreed.  The accounts tell that when she illicitly removed the host as if smuggling the host began to bleed and continued. First she said nothing but when was awoken by angels singing and praising God from the wooden chest where she stored the host, she confided with her husband.  They both fell to their knees praising God who answered their praises and restored their marriage.  The priest carried the bleeding host in procession to the church where later miracles occurred.

There is so much noise in the world.

Find some sacred silence this Sunday.  Listen to God.  Thank him for your life and giving his for your salvation and the gift of the Eucharist.

Pray for marriages in trouble.  Pray for the faith of Mary, and Monica.  Behold, he lives!

Peace!

Happy Sunday!

The Trinity was expressed by St. Patrick in the image of the Shamrock.  Three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit in one God.  God's love is relational with us. God's closeness entered humanity with his Son, Jesus Christ.  Each day the Holy Spirit moves us forward.  The Spirit matches us to fulfillment in this life. Awaiting the arrival of a newly ordained priest to the parish is filled with hope!!! The young priest, still fresh with Chrism, bridges this earth to heaven in the sacraments.  He is eager to seek the lost.  As he rises from lying prostrate at the Ordination mass a community of all ages awaits his arrival.  Like we await the second coming of Christ.  Bless us with courage to call on Abba, Father trusting that he knows where we are every hour of every day of our lives!  May we live in communion having received the Eucharist.

Let us keep the faith!  Let us keep showing up!  There is so much more to do!

Peace!

Latest comments

10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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29.04 | 13:30

Sunday is the most precious day of the week, time for reflection, Mass, family, and often religious studies, reflection, writing and ministry.

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